Brooklyn offers gritty cool, urban liberalism as potential host of 2016 Democratic convention

  • by: JONATHAN LEMIRE , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 14, 2014 - 11:45 AM

NEW YORK — Brooklyn, at long last out of the shadow of Manhattan, has become its own urban brand, emanating youthful energy, gritty cool and liberal politics, a combination backers hope will make it the edgy choice to host the 2016 Democratic convention.

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